LASIK is a laser eye procedure designed to correct vision issues, including distance and reading vision as well as astigmatism. Short for “Laser Assisted in-Situ Keratomileusis”, LASIK has been shown to possibly eliminate the need for glasses or contact lenses in many patients. LASIK is often preferred over PRK surgery or other options because of its shorter recovery time.
LASIK surgery reshapes the patient’s cornea to reduce the patient’s near sightedness, far-sightedness or astigmatism. When performed by a properly trained, experienced LASIK surgeon like Dr. Mutyala here at Pannu Laser, LASIK enables many patients to live, work and play without corrective lenses.
LASIK surgery is an outpatient procedure that uses local anesthesia in the form of eye drops. Many patients are able to return to their routine within 24 hours of their procedure. LASIK does not require stitches or sutures. Instead, the surgeon creates a thin flap, enabling the laser to reach the cornea and reshape it.
Dr Mutyala performs LASIK consultations out of our Fort Lauderdale, Weston and Davie offices. Consultations are available for FREE at Pannu Laser & Vision Institute. Imagine waking up and actually seeing the alarm clock! Or being able to read the bottles in the shower!
Are you curious about LASIK? Come in for a FREE, no-obligation Consultation. We will answer all your questions and discuss whether you are a good LASIK candidate.
Most Patients Are Candidates For LASIK If All Of The Following Apply To You:
- Are At Least 18 Years Of Age Or Older
- Have Healthy Eyes
- Have A Stable Glasses’ Prescription For One Year Or More
- Have A Prescription Up To -11.00 Diopters Of Nearsightedness Up To +5.00 Of Farsightedness, Or An Astigmatism Of Up To 5.00 Diopters.
- Have Researched, Are Aware Of And Have Considered The Benefits And Risks Of LASIK
- Have Knowledge Of The Alternatives To LASIK
- Have Realistic Expectations About Your LASIK Results
If you are not sure whether all of the above apply to you, or just have questions, please come in for your Free Consultation.